FONTANA, Calif. (KABC) — Three people were killed when a car speeding in the wrong direction on the 210 Freeway crashed into another vehicle in the Fontana area early Saturday, authorities said.
The car, a 2012 Ford, was heading east on the west side of the 210 through Fontana when it collided with a 2001 Lexus with two adults and three children inside around 6:30 a.m., according to CHP.
The driver of the wrong-way Ford, a 23-year-old man from Fontana, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Lexus, a 43-year-old man from Highland, was also killed, as was a 16-year-old female passenger in the Lexus.
There were three additional passengers in the Lexus who were also seriously injured in the accident, a 5-year-old girl, a 3-year-old boy and a 42-year-old woman. All of the Lexus’ occupants were Highland residents, though it was not immediately known if they were family members. They were transported to local hospitals.
According to CHP dispatcher records, witnesses reported the Ford driver weaving in and out of lanes and driving at high speeds of up to 100 mph before crashing near the Citrus Avenue exit.
The accident remains under investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to contact CHP at (909) 980-3994.
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